Why Do People Use CBD For Pain?
One of the most common reasons people try CBD for the first time is that they’ve heard it manages pain. We always want to remind everyone that we can’t make medical claims about CBD and there are some good reasons for that. For instance, there is still so much to learn about how CBD works. As regulations governing study relax, we’ll have more concrete information to spread.
For now, we can tell you why people are curious about using CBD for pain management. We can also point you to some of the currently available information about pain and CBD. You can read those sources yourself and decide if CBD sounds right for you.
When you’re ready to try a natural approach to pain management, shop Skara. We’re here for you.
As usual, let’s start with a quick refresher about what CBD is and how it appears to work in the body.
Want To Use CBD For Pain? Here’s What CBD Really Is
CBD is a compound the hemp plant creates and you’ll find it in both hemp and cannabis. It isn’t overtly psychoactive, so you won’t feel intoxicated if you take it. It’s also considered safe to use CBD because it’s difficult to take too much and ‘overdose’ symptoms are generally very mild.
When you take CBD, your body recognizes it because it’s similar to substances your body naturally makes. Some research suggests that it can bind to receptors in your Endocannabinoid System. However, other research indicates that CBD interacts with other components of that system, like enzymes. Through a subtle influencing process, CBD affects the breakdown of substances in your body and generally helps things function smoothly.
It sounds like a ‘miracle cure’ because the Endocannabinoid System is involved in a lot of processes from mood regulation to digestion. The most effective way to understand what CBD is doing is to imagine that it’s helping your Endocannabinoid System do its job better. In turn, that system functions optimally which supports a lot of the involuntary stuff happening in the amazing machine we use to get around this crazy world.
How To Use CBD For Pain And What We Know
Using CBD is easy. With a product like our Harmonize oils, you can take them orally or topically. If you want to use CBD orally, just drop a few drops under your tongue or add some to a cold beverage. Use it on your skin as a massage oil, a moisture-rich enhanced oil, or even in your bathwater.
Seriously, we love adding it to our bathwater! It’s pretty luxurious.
We recommend that people start out with a low dose and if you aren’t satisfied, slowly increase your dosage while paying attention to how you feel.
Want Some Research Before You Use CBD For Pain?
Leafly penned a great article on using CBD for pain that explains how we currently believe the compound works on chronic and neuropathic pain.
CBD inhibits glutamate release and other inflammatory agents, which makes it ‘neuroprotective’ and excellent at dulling the prickling, tingling and burning sensations that neuropathic pain is characterized for. … [Additionally], The anti-inflammatory mechanism of cannabidiol is unique to cannabis. It doesn’t work like other anti-inflammatory drugs by inhibiting COX-1 and COX-2 receptors, which means you don’t run the risk of developing gastrointestinal ulcers or heart attacks, hooray! Some studies have shown that cannabinoids (CBD and THC) are up to twenty times more potent anti-inflammatory agents when compared to NSAIDs (eg. ibuprofen). When taken regularly alongside other natural anti-inflammatory supplements (eg. curcumin, Omega-3), CBD can provide systemic relief of inflammation. – Leafly
We also want to direct everyone over to our favorite CBD news source, Project CBD. They have an entire section on the site that goes into great detail about what we know regarding CBD and pain.
Is It Right For You?
We obviously feel like trying CBD is worth a shot for anyone, even if they’re just curious. If you’re struggling with chronic pain or inflammation, you may decide that the info that’s out there is promising enough to trust. This is a really personal decision.
We hope you’ll make YOU a priority by trying Skara Harmonize CBD for pain. Get your body back in harmony.
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